The journey from Kathmandu should be viewed as an adventure, not just a sightseeing. The road itself was poorly constructed and is prone to closure by landslides, particularly from June through September. It can be very dusty and some kind of facemask is a good idea to take along. As you drive to altitudes of over 17000 feet at some points, altitude sickness becomes a real possibility and most will feel some symptoms. You must make sure to drink plenty of fluids to help you acclimatize. The choice of hotels en route (except in Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse) is extremely limited. From Kathmandu it takes 5 days to reach Lhasa. This rout opens round the year for travelers.
>Trip : Tour
>Trip cost: USD 1099 it is between 1 to 4 Pax till
>Accomodation : Guest house / hotel
D-1: Kathmandou-Zhangmu (2500m)/Nyalam (3700m): 123km/156km
We start early in the morning for the border ( Khodari). After the formalities we pass the Friendship Bridge and we enter in the Chinese zone. Then drive to Zhangmu or Nylam (1h).
Overnight in guest house
D-2 : drive to Tingri (4300m)/Lhatse (4350m): 225km ou 244km
we pass LalungLa ( 5050m) with breathtaking views on Cho Oyu, Xishapangma and Everest.
overnight in guest house.
D-3 : drive to Xigatse (3900m) : 244km
we cross Gyatchu La (5220m). overnight in guest house.
D-4 : drive to Gyantse ( 3950m) : 90km
visit of the monastery of Tashilungpo ( Panchen Lama ), in Gyantse visit Phalkor monastery and Khumbun Stupa. overnight in guest house
D-5 : drive to Lhassa ( 3650m) : 261 km
we cross Karo La ( 5010m), KambaLa ( 4794m), visit Yamdrok lake.
overnight in hotel.
D-6 and D-7 : Lhassa
2 days sightseeing in Lhassa : Jokhang, Barkhor Bazar, Potala, Drepung and Sera
overnight in hotel
D-8 : flight to Kathmandu
transfert to Gonggar airport and flight back to KTM.
Note : we can also pick up you at your arrival in kathmandu and arrange your trip in Kathmandu ( hotel booking, sightseeing ).
-full board accommodations on the road and in Lhassa ( breakfast, lunch, dinner )
-transportation by 4WD jeep in Tibet and microbus or jeep from KTM to the border.
-entrees in the monasteries
-sightseeing in Lhasa
-all the transferts
-personnal expenses such as bar bill, mineral water etc…
-personnal medical and travel insurance
-airport taxe in KTM
-tips to guide / driver etc…-extra services/and cost of emergencies if occurred due to nature ( such as roadblock, sickness, political problems in Tibet…)
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